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Images of Canberra – The trees were much smaller then

By johnboy 11 April 2007 15

Stephen has sent in some pictures he had made from old slides he found when cleaning out his grandfather’s house. Vinnie diving readers will be thrilled to see what their clothes looked like when new.

I’ve inverted some of the slides which I could tell had been reversed along the way and done some minor colour enhancement to a couple.

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Avy 11:18 am 16 Apr 07

fantastic shots!!

Jey 7:29 pm 13 Apr 07

comparison shots

Jey 6:57 pm 13 Apr 07

They’s pretty.
Yeah, comparison shops would be good.

DarkLadyWolfMother 8:52 am 12 Apr 07

I’m going to be greedy here, and ask if there’s any chance of the ‘original scans’?

I can try my ‘big brown puppy dog eye’ look if that helps?

I-filed 10:19 pm 11 Apr 07

“a significant time gap between slides 4 and 6 – any idea of the dates?”

I’d say circa 1958-60 for slide 4 and circa 1968 for no. 6

Cameron 8:49 pm 11 Apr 07

Fantastic stuff. Love the pre-Anzac Pde shot.

Meconium 4:21 pm 11 Apr 07

The lady in the second-last photo looks like she’s having a slash into the fountain.

Maturity aside, I’m pretty sure 3, 4 and 6 are taken from the War Memorial; 1 and 5 are taken from the same place (Civic Square) and my best guess for number 2 is that it’s Constitution Avenue, approximately where CIT is today.

caf 3:01 pm 11 Apr 07

Civic Square (where the legislative assembly is) looking towards Ainslie Av, pre-Canberra Centre.

kaydo 2:25 pm 11 Apr 07

These rock. Where is the first one taken?

Danman 1:01 pm 11 Apr 07

EH wagon in #1 is probably close to new 🙂

crabb 12:55 pm 11 Apr 07

Obviously a significant time gap between slides 4 and 6 – any idea of the dates?

farq 12:01 pm 11 Apr 07

It would be interesting to take photos today from the same spots and compare the sets.

farq 11:59 am 11 Apr 07

I like the 4th picture, so much open space.

johnboy 10:26 am 11 Apr 07

Well my email address is there.

I’m reasonably happy with what we’ve got though.

Ozhair 10:22 am 11 Apr 07

Hey jb, I’ve done a bit more colour correction on some of those pics. How do I send ’em to you if you want ’em?

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